Wind River®, a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, today unveiled Wind River Edge Management System, a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform that enables devices to connect securely to a centralized console, providing device management and solution extensibility.
The platform is an integral part of the newly launched Intel® IoT Platform.
Edge Management System is a pre-integrated technology stack running from the device to the cloud that has been validated to work out-of-the-box with all Intel® IoT Platform components, as well as other IoT vendors’ components. Specifically, the Edge Management System agent enables cloud connectivity to facilitate capabilities such as data capture, rules-based data analysis and response, configuration, and file transfer. It allows customers to quickly build industry-specific IoT solutions and integrate disparate enterprise IT systems, utilizing API management. The cloud-based middleware runs from the embedded device up through the cloud to reduce time-to-market and total cost of ownership.
Chris Rommel, executive vice president of IoT & Embedded Technology at VDC Research, said:
“The IoT is presenting tremendous opportunities for new business value delivery through context-rich device interaction and insights. These increasingly valuable and complex device networks, however, require new processes and platforms to effectively manage the data, security, and services delivered across the IoT network architecture.”
Edge Management System includes the following key features:
- Device management: Remote device management capabilities reduce service costs by enabling remote diagnostics and maintenance.
- Security: Secure software updates are integrated with on-device security features such as white listing and integrity monitoring.
- Telemetry and analytics: Remote data capture collects sensor and system health data, and transforms them into actionable intelligence.
As part of Intel® IoT Platform, Edge Management System will be integrated and validated with Intel IoT® Gateway, which includes Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT, a complete software development environment that provides pre-integrated and fully tested, ready-to-use components to secure, manage, and connect gateways. In addition, Edge Management System supports a wide variety of hardware and operating systems, providing customers with maximum flexibility in IoT implementations.
“IoT is all about business transformation—transforming machine data into actionable insights to generate new revenue streams, maximize existing infrastructure, and improve business processes,” said Jim Douglas, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Wind River.
“With Edge Management System, Wind River now provides a comprehensive product portfolio that addresses the entire IoT architecture, from the management of intelligent devices at the edge, to the gateway, into the network, and up into the cloud, allowing us to deliver maximum value to our customer base.”